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Maybe before long mushrooms will start popping up. I believe it is just a tad cold yet. We need some warm nights. It sure is a yo-yo weather season. I sure hope the prediction of a dry spring and summer is wrong.
Sunday, March 20 – spring has arrived. Hope the calendar is right. The big ticks are crawling, such a cold winter people say we need to kill the pest. You sure won’t prove it by me.
Happy birthday to Fae Pruett of Ava. May you have many more.
David and Glenda Halcomb went fishing. I haven’t heard the results of the catch. It is just nice to get out.
Sunday we all enjoyed specials by Art Hampton at Cardwell Church. We had a good altar service and a handshake. James is preaching there at 11 a.m. on Sunday and Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. We would love to have you worship with us.
Sunday night James and me attended Goodhope General Baptist Church and heard Bob Hammons and Wildwood sing. I enjoyed it and got to see Betsy Conrad. We go way back years ago at Eastern Gate Church. Clara Lafferty, Shirley Halcomb, Deb Whitaker, Irene Swearengin and me had some good laughs. James and me were talking about her the othe day. Betsy is so sweet. We got to sit together Sunday night.
James enjoyed visiting with Paul Lewis exchanging a few fishing stories, of course. Betsy and me slipped off our shoes and tapped our feet and enjoyed the music. Probably no one knew it as I never saw Fern Huffman, Paul and Donna Lewis acting as if they smelled anything.
James was cleaning the backyard Friday morning. He found a nest of baby rabbits. Mama rabbit made the nest against the well. How they survived I don’t know. The neighbors beagles run all around the place and are in the yard trailing rabbits. Plus we have a dog and cats. I suppose Mama thought nothing would get them there. God’s creatures just know how to survive. I hope they make it, but they may like our garden.
Speaking of garden, we planted potatoes on the 17th, St. Patrick’s Day. Mom always put beans out on Good Friday. I noticed a lady wrote last week about a big snow in April and we usually don’t get settled weather until after Easter and it sure is late. I am going to plant before Good Friday due to being late, then worry if it rots.
Friday morning, March 18, James saw four martins sitting on the electric line. They say the scouts come first. They were probably discussing if they wanted to nest here. We have fed a lot of bird seed. Won’t be long the hummingbirds will be here. Maybe a sugar ration on Boulder’s Fork this year.
Saturday evening Rex and Shirley Halcomb visited James and me. They have been busy fixing fence and cleaning the yard. It will be mowing season before you know it if gas keeps getting higher. May have to get a goat, put a leash on him and lead him around to eat the grass in the yard.
Dennis and Jenny Downs bought Chester and Pat Thomas’s boat. Dennis and boys will enjoy it, but I don’t know if they will get Jenny in it. Get well wishes to Leroy Stafford.
Charley Hampton landed a twenty-two inch walleye and caught some nice white bass.
Lisa Richards said Sunday she got an early anniversary present, a new rod and reel. Tony, if you will put the bait on and off and take the fish off and clean them, you will have a good fishing partner. Plus get her some diamond earrings and you got it made. Just ask James. Lisa said she had trouble with her thread (line) getting tangled up. You can tell she likes to sew. Good fishing to all.